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eCommerce Podcast Guide: 15 Podcasts Online Retailers Must Listen to in 2021

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No, podcasts aren’t just for news updates, true crime investigations, and reality TV watch-alongs.

There are a huge number of informative and educational podcasts are available and as a small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, you’re spoiled for choice. 

With literally hundreds of podcasts that promise to improve your business acumen, which should you listen to?

Don’t stress, dear reader, we’ve got you covered. We’ve done the legwork, conducted the research, and collated the results. 

Here they are… Drum roll please… The 15 very best eCommerce podcasts in 2021. 

1. My Wife Quit Her Job

Despite what you might think of the title, Steve Chou’s My Wife Quit Her Job podcast and accompanying blog is actually pretty empowering. 

After Steve Chou and his wife managed to supplement (then surpass) her $100k salary with an online store, the now millionaire couple turned their attention to sharing their business insights with the world. 

Where to start

If you’re looking for eCommerce inspiration, start by listening to Steve’s interview with Neil Patel, where they explore strategies for getting free traffic to an eCommerce store, or his fun but informative episode with Noah Kagan. 

2. Smart Passive Income podcast

Passive income: the holy grail for online business or store owners.  If you’re hoping to earn more and work less, the Smart Passive Income podcast is a must-listen.  

Your host, Pat Flynn, offers genuinely practical advice and strategies for establishing a low-effort, high-reward, sustainable business through lectures and interviews with business leaders. 

Where to start 

If you’re just starting out in eCommerce, you would do well to check out episode 844, which answers the question How Can I Incorporate Ecommerce Solutions Into My Website? 

If you’re a seller who’s already up with an online and running and looking to grow, maybe check out episode 1051: How Can I Make Passive Income on Top of My Ecommerce / Product Business? 

3. Duct Tape Marketing Podcast

If longevity is any indicator of quality, then John Jantsch’s Duct Tape Marketing podcast must be one of the best eCommerce podcasts out there. 

One of many interview-based eCommerce podcasts, for over a decade, John has spoken to business owners, eCommerce experts, and successful eCommerce entrepreneurs making six and seven-figure incomes (or more). 

Covering every conceivable topic, from passive income streams to social media marketing and email marketing, this veteran podcast host offers wise insights and practical advice. 

Where to start  

Some of the most interesting podcast episodes include his interviews with business owners Mitch Joel and Ann Handley here they discuss how to Reboot Your Business and Your Life and How to Create Ridiculously Good Content respectively.

4. eCommerce Fuel

Becoming the founder of eCommerce businesses can leave you feeling like you’re running on empty. Luckily, the eCommerce Fuel podcast from Andrew Youderian is here to refill your tank and get you back on track. 

Managing to bring a lighter tone to business since 2013, the eCommerce Fuel podcast aims to inspire and inform with eCommerce tactics, community stories, and news from the coalface of online selling. 

Where to start  

With an episode released every week for almost a decade, Andrew Youderian has a big catalog of episodes helpful to those hoping to crack the eCommerce industry. We suggest you start with the Predictions for 2021 episode to get you set for this year. 

5. eCommerce Paradise High-Ticket Dropshipping 

If dropshipping is your game, then one of the most indispensable sources of information for dropshipping small business owners is the eCommerce Paradise High-Ticket Drop Shipping podcast. 

Every week, host Trevor Fenner offers advice he’s learned along the way to small businesses entrepreneurs. His tips are helpful for everyone, from total beginners to seasoned industry veterans. 

Where to start  

This podcast is great at addressing often overlooked topics related to the eCommerce business. One episode we think is particularly interesting is How To Hire and Train and Manage A Team of Virtual Assistants for Your eCommerce Business

6. Shopify Masters 

If you’ve ever even considered launching an online business and becoming an online store seller, chances are you’re familiar with the name Shopify, but did you know there’s also a Shopify podcast?

But why should you listen to a Shopify podcast? The advantage of Shopify Masters is the it’s not just leveraging the experience of one eCommerce entrepreneur, but rather a platform that hosts thousands of eCommerce businesses. The insights the Shopify Masters podcast offers are unique and invaluable. 

Where to start  

Shopify Masters is another regular podcast with a huge back library of great episodes. If you’re just jumping into Shopify Masters, we advise checking out an episode like Growing a Niche Product into an 8 Figure Business.

7. The Unofficial Shopify Podcast

Once you’ve got the official insights from the Shopify platform, why not get some tips on running an online store on Shopify from some eCommerce entrepreneurs who have gone before you? Check out The Unofficial Shopify Podcast

Similar in format to the Smart Passive Income podcast and the My Wife Quit Her Job podcast, The Unofficial Shopify Podcast is not produced, sponsored, or even endored by the platform, but still offers invaluable insights for anyone looking to launch their own eCommerce business on Shopify. 

Where to start  

While it’s a topic that many eCommerce podcasts have grappled with over the last year, we found host Kurt Elster had some interesting things to say and a unique perspective in the episode How Covid-19 Changes The Way We Shop

8. Build My Online Store

Here is another example of one of the eCommerce podcasts that do exactly what they say on the label. Each Sunday, Build My Online Store hosts Travis Marziani and Terry Lin fill you in on 

Both eCommerce entrepreneurs in their own right, the hosts of this podcast are candid about both the successes and failures they’ve experienced while running an online business. This podcast is as much a ‘what not to do’ as it is a ‘what to do’ guide to running a successful eCommerce business. 

Where to start  

With over 200 episodes to draw on, there’s a lot of great eCommerce business advice to call upon. We love their episode on How to Use Data to Tighten Your Conversions

9. Mixergy

Given that the Mixergy podcast publishes multiple times a week, you’ll be amazed by the depth of research and detail that host Andrew Warner brings to every topic he covers. 

More so than other podcasts in this list, Mixergy takes a generalist focus, offering advice from entrepreneurs and business leaders across all kinds of fields, not just the eCommerce industry. 

That said, Andrew Warner offers plenty of eCommerce conversations, with plenty of practical eCommerce marketing advice. 

Where to start  

Want to hear an interview that is both humbling and inspiring? Check out the episode Failure led to massive success, with Charles Miglietti offering tips on how to grow your business in the face of knockbacks. 

10. The Fizzle Show

The Fizzle Show podcast sells itself as a show about “earning a living independently, doing something you love”, and that really comes across in the topics and tone of the show. 

While other eCommerce podcasts take a more poe-faced approach to eCommerce topics, The Fizzle Show podcast is all about the joys of freeing yourself up to make your job work for you. In this it strikes a similar tone to Steve Chou in the My Wife Quit Her Job podcast. 

This weekly podcast is for eCommerce business owners who want the kind of advice that is going to actually make work a smaller part of their lives. 

Where to start  

Since this podcast is so good for deep-dives, the episode we’d most recommend is 9 Stage Small Business Roadmap: A step-by-step plan for what comes next in your business. If you’re just starting out in eCommerce, this episode is perfect for helping you understand what to expect. 

11. eCommerce Momentum

If you plan to use third-party platforms to sell goods online, the eCommerce Momentum podcast is a great resource to help kickstart your journey. 

This podcast, hosted by veteran eCommerce founder Stephen Peterson, pulls on the host and guests’ experience selling on Amazon, eBay, and Etsy. 

While the other podcasts on this list are ideal for entrepreneurs looking to launch a store of their own, eCommerce Momentum introduces you to the benefits and pitfalls of operating businesses hosted by other platforms. 

Where to start  

Given the upheaval retail businesses have seen recently, we highly recommend the episode Selling in different categories helps when the market changes quickly

12. eCommerce Conversations 

If you’re running an eCommerce business, there’s a good chance you’ve read some content published by Practical Ecommerce, but did you know that the blog also has a podcast? 

The podcast eCommerce Conversations by Practical eCommerce aims to cut through the jargon surrounding the eCommerce and online business industry, and offer practical and easy to follow advice for eCommerce business owners. 

In this interview-based weekly podcast hosted by Beardbrand founder Eric Bandholz, you’ll be introduced to successful entrepreneurs discussing topics ranging from content marketing and dropshipping to work-life balance. 

Where to start  

For an interesting argument you’re not going to hear on many other business podcasts, you might like to try out the episode Don’t Advertise to Existing Customers, Says Serial eCommerce Entrepreneur

13. eCommerce Masterplan

There’s nothing less helpful to aspiring small business entrepreneurs than a podcast that offers plenty of inspiration without offering the practical tips which help you reach your potential. 

Luckily, there’s the eCommerce Masterplan podcast. The podcast is hosted by Chloe Thomas, who teases helpful tips out of industry experts, including invaluable advice on saving time, growth hacks, and game changing new eCommerce technology you can immediately apply to your store. 

The host is also highly active on social media, with additional tips from herself and other successful entrepreneurs. 

Where to start  

Looking to understand the lay of the eCommerce landscape in 2021? Try out the episode What is the most important thing we learnt in eCommerce in 2020?

14. Small Business, Big Marketing

The Australia-based Small Business, Big Marketing podcast isn’t exclusively eCommerce focused, but it certainly has plenty of tips for small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to outperform their competition with fewer resources. 

Host Timbo Reid takes readers through all aspects of promoting your eCommerce business, with information on everything from content marketing and online advertising to working with influencers and perfecting user experience. 

Where to start  

Since lots of businesses report feeling like their wheels are coming off in the face of the global pandemic, we found hope in the episode Another Business Success Story Inspired by Covid-19. We’d recommend it if you need a pick-me-up. 

15. The Jason and Scot Show

Departing from the host and interview format of many of the other podcasts on this list, the Jason and Scot Show podcast features heated discussions between two eCommerce entrepreneurs (Jason and Scot) taking deep-dives into key topics related to selling online. 

While it’s not only the pair who feature on the show, their one-on-one discussions are not only thought-provoking and entertaining, but more often than not yield fascinating insights into their own businesses which you can apply directly to yours. 

Where to start  

To get a flavor of what Jason and Scot have to offer, and to get their unique perspective on the current retail crisis (and it’s opportunities), we would recommend starting out with their Covid-19 Deep Dive episode. It’s just the two of them on this episode, so you can really understand their dynamic. 

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Duncan

Duncan is obsessed with making website building and eCommerce accessible to everyone. He explains the best tools and the latest digital marketing trends in ways that are clear and engaging. His focus is on supporting the sustainable growth of small to medium-sized enterprises. When not writing, he enjoys deep sea fishing and endurance cycling.

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